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The Panthers won 28-0 Friday at Hutchison Stadium in Farmington. PV's now 5-1 this season. Sam Ribakoff, Farmington Daily Times, Wochit

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Piedra Vista vs. Roswell

The Panthers have home field advantage against the Coyotes this time in a critical 5A rematch.

Piedra Vista, which is averaging 39 points in its last four games, would be another step closer to a possible first-round bye in the 5A playoffs.

Roswell beat PV 26-14 in last year’s matchup, which kept PV from potentially getting a first-round bye in 2018.

The Panthers (5-1) must get a win over a foe of Roswell’s caliber to be ready for a deeper 5A playoff run. It won’t be easy, though.

Roswell (6-0) is also putting up blistering numbers on the scoreboard. Roswell is averaging 55.3 points a game, including 54-plus points scored in each of its last three games.

Expect a high-scoring slugfest in this one.

Kirtland Central vs. Moriarty

The Broncos (2-3) need a second quality victory to aid their chances at returning to the 4A playoffs in November.

Kirtland opened 2019 on a rough note, but it has a golden opportunity to make up ground facing the Pintos (2-4) on Homecoming night.

Both sides are fighting to stay in the 4A playoff picture, and a win over a 4A adversary will only help bolster Kirtland’s postseason résumé.

Matt Hollinshead covers sports for the Daily Times. He can be reached at 505-564-4577 and on Twitter at @MattH_717.

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The Tigers won 35-6 Friday at Fred Cook Memorial Stadium in Aztec. AHS improved to 6-1 this season. Matt Hollinshead/The Daily Times, Wochit

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